Fogo de Chao is a Brazilian chain of fine dining churrascaria (Brazilian steakhouse) full-service restaurants with sixteen locations in the United States of America and six locations in Brazil. The company is equally owned by two brothers, Jair and Arri Coser. The first United States location was opened in Dallas, Texas in 1997. The Brazilian private equity firm, GP Investments, made their initial investment in Fogo de Chao in 2006 and in 2012 sell its shares to american Thomas H. Lee Partners. Lunch and dinner at Fogo de Chao operate the same and consist of the same items, at different prices. There is a fixed price for endless salad bar and tableside meat service. Customers can choose just their favorites, or simply wait for their favorite cut of meat to make its rounds. The meal comes in two parts. The first starts at the gourmet salad bar, which offers cured meats, smoked salmon, imported cheeses, vegetables, and salads. The second part of the meal consists of fifteen different cuts of beef, pork, chicken and lamb, served tableside. Some of the meats are: Hot side dishes brought out with the meat course include: Signature desserts
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